Saturday, April 21, 2012


(If you missed the production of this play at the Bickford Theatre earlier in the year, you won’t want to miss this one.)OTRATTW_flyer-4x7-FINAL

By Joe DiPietro
Directed by Julia Frieri

WHEN: April 27-May 12; Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM; Sunday, May 6, 2 PM
Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit
TICKETS: $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under). 
For tickets: visit or call 800-838-3006. 

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents have retired to Florida. He sees both sets of grandparents every Sunday for dinner. The dream job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle for a job? In this delightful and touching comedy, they do their level best to make him change his mind.

As part of a commitment to give back to the community, the Summit Playhouse asks patrons to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Donations will be accepted on all performance evenings and matinees.

The Summit Playhouse’s production of OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS is produced by Joann Scanlon and David Hoffman. Featuring Jim Broderick, Arnold Buchiane, Nancy Lee Ryan, Wendy Schibener, Scott Tyler and Marguerite Wurtz.

About the Summit Playhouse
The Playhouse Association was founded in 1918 as a World War I relief organization. Since then, they have mounted over 290 productions, making it one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the United States. The Playhouse presents three shows a year: a Fall show in November, a Winter show in February and March, and a Spring show in May. During the summer, Kaleidoscope, our theater for youth, presents a production for—and with!—students. The Playhouse has its own theater, off Springfield Avenue just west of the Summit business district. The old stone part of the building was constructed in 1891 to house Summit's first library.

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